Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mangled, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. mangled

    mangled Songster

    I'm about to have a bumper crop. We were timbered out a couple years ago and as I was walking the logging path yesterday, I was amazed at the blackberry bushes. They are just absolutely loaded with soon to be ripe berries.

    I plan on making a seedless preserve - if I can find a recipe, and I'm interested in what else you all do with your surplus berries.

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I can the juice and my wife often drinks a little of it with breakfast like many people do orange juice. You can also use the canned juice for cooking, say in a cobbler. Last year I made a small amount of blackberry syrup and served that to guests over vanilla ice cream.

    When I pick them, I usually rinse them off and put them in a zip lock type bag and freeze them. That way, I can store up enough for a decent sized canning and can them when I want to, not when I am hot and scratchy from picking them.
  3. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    I would love to have a blackberry bush, but there are way too many birds around here so no berries for me!
  4. Zonoma

    Zonoma Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Northern Kentucky
    We eat until we can't eat anymore, then can til I'm sick of canning... then husband makes an amazing wine with the leftovers! Though this year, I plan on freezing them in small portions (8-10oz) for use in smoothies.
  5. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    You can always freeze some. Put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer so they don't freeze into a big lump and then when they are hard put them in a freezer bag. This way you can pull out a handful or a few cups.... what ever you happen to need.

    We do this with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc. Works like a charm!!
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I wash mine and let them completely dry on a paper towel. Then I put them in a freezer bag and freeze until I'm ready to make the jam. I take the seeds out in my jam, so it's quite a process.
  7. deeps

    deeps In the Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    I grow blackberrys, blueberrys, strawberrys, and red and white raspberries. I found a great country wine recipe and now I save my harvest to make wine

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